Chief Justice Roberts Wins Benedict Arnold AwardWe The People on June 28, 2012 in Justice Roberts, Winners
For his role as Chief Justice and Chief Legislator for congress, re-writing the individual mandate provision of the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) to make it “fit” the Constitution, We The People have hereby accepted and inducted into the society that supplants serfdom for citizenship, Justice John Roberts.
CHIEF JUSTICE ROBERTS concluded in Part III–B that the individual mandate must be construed as imposing a tax on those who do not have health insurance, if such a construction is reasonable.
The most straightforward reading of the individual mandate is that it commands individuals to purchase insurance. But, for the reasons explained, the Commerce Clause does not give Congress that power. It is therefore necessary to turn to the Government’s alternative argument: that the mandate may be upheld as within Congress’s power to “lay and collect Taxes.”
Read the ruling here.
The award reads as follows:
Justice John Roberts
Know ye that many of the citizens of the United States of America have determined your actions to be in contrast to the cause of their country, and have thereby recommended you for the
Benedict Arnold Award
After careful review by committee, and public voting, you are hereby accepted and inducted into the society that supplants serfdom for citizenship.
June 28, 2012